BY MARNIE KENNEDY
SYDNEY, Australia - Alejandro Herrera Agete, a leader of the Union of Young Communists of Cuba (UJC), began a nine- day speaking tour here with a May 24 reception attended by 30 people. Herrera was welcomed by Jamie Parker, the president of the National Union of Students (NUS) in New South Wales. The Cuban youth was invited by the NUS to visit, and he was granted a Public Lecturer's visa by the Australian government.
The tour is being sponsored by student associations and clubs, as well as academics and organizations active in support of the Cuban revolution. All participants are undertaking fund-raising to cover tour expenses.
In addition to meetings at five Sydney campuses, Herrera will be visiting maritime union members on the Sydney waterfront, who participated in a one-day national strike May 22, and meeting with students at a local Aboriginal college. A feature of the tour will be promotion of the "Cuba Lives" International Youth Festival in Cuba August 1- 7.
Herrera will subsequently tour New cities in Zealand, and
has been invited to speak in the Philippines.
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